An Amazing Victory
MSNBC stated in their coverage of the Massachusetts senatorial election that "it wasn't a landslide". I personally think it will go down in history as the beginning of a great turn-around in American politics. Forget "landslide". With due respect to victims in Haiti, this victory by Scott Brown is an "earthquake"! It will rattle bones around this country. Just look at what just happened! A Senate seat in a traditionally "blue" state, held for decades by a Democrat, and not just any Democrat, but a Kennedy, has just been won by a (mostly "independent") Republican. It cannot be any clearer than that.
This wasn't just a vote for Scott Brown, or a vote for the Republicans, but rather a vote by a majority of people saying "enough is enough" of the irrational policies being pushed through by the current federal administration. And although in Massachusetts the healthcare issue was the predominant one, it wasn't the only one, and that was made very clear by Scott Brown in his victory speech, (although he probably could have done without that promo for his daughters - although they certainly are not only very attractive, but very intelligent as well).
Bottom line for this election is that if it can happen in Massachusetts, it can pretty much happen in all other 49 states. This doesn't really mean that people are no longer Democrat, or are now Republican. What it means is that people are seizing the opportunity to say NO to ultra-liberalism, saying NO to socialism, saying NO to irrational spending programs, saying NO to Congressional members who disregard the people's wishes, saying NO to disregard of this country's constitution and laws already on the books, and re-asserting their power as independent voters to send a message that this is still a country "of the people, by the people, and for the people". I think that the year 2010 will make that very clear in future retrospectives of U.S. history.
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